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- SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 44.00
This book makes a significant contribution to cultural economic approaches to organizational and economic life. Specifically it offers both a survey of the field, as well as a practical guide to doing 'cultural economy'. The text, which builds upon du Gay's earlier work, will engage with a range of debates from cultural studies, sociology, anthropology,... more...
- SAGE Publications 1995; US$ 48.00
The realms of consumption have typically been seen to be distinct from those of work and production. This book examines how contemporary rhetorics and discourses of organizational change are breaking down such distinctions - with significant implications for the construction of subjectivities and identities at work. In particular, Paul du Gay shows... more...
- OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59
Bureaucracy is often used as short-hand for the dysfunctions of organizations. Its reform or abolition is continually demanded or promised. This book highlights the positive attributes of bureaucracy and shows why bureaucratic organization should be valued, both by those engaged in business and commerce, and those responsible for running states and... more...
- SAGE Publications 2000; US$ 46.00
In this provocative new study, Paul du Gay makes a compelling case for the continuing importance of bureaucracy. Taking inspiration from the work of Max Weber, du Gay launches a staunch defence of `the bureaucratic ethos' and highlights its continuing relevance to the achievement of social order and good government in liberal democratic societies.... more...
- SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 51.00
This series is dedicated to an understanding of `cultural studies' as an interdisciplinary project concerned with the analysis of meaning. It focuses attention on the importance of the contemporary `cultural turn' in forging a rethink of the centrality of `the cultural' and the articulation between the material and the symbolic. more...
- SAGE Publications 1996; US$ 46.00
Hall offers a wide-ranging exploration of the issues surrounding cultural identity. He outlines the reasons why the question of identity is so compelling and yet so problematic. Outstanding contributors then interrogate different dimensions of the crisis of identity providing both theoretical and substantive insights into different approaches to understanding... more...
- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 44.99 US$ 38.69
This book explores the nature and effects of contemporary capitalism through engaging with Boltanski and Chiapello's seminal text, The New Spirit of Capitalism. It provides a comprehensive overview and interrogation of the text and develops new insights into contemporary neo-liberal or 'financialized' capitalism. more...
- OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 154.99 US$ 133.29
This book provides an authoritative and critical account of how key sociological theorists and research themes have influenced the field of organization studies. Used alongside The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies, this book will provide an account of the interaction between sociology and organization studies over time more...